School Spotlight

  • MVHS to present musical comedy 'Curtains'

  • New Harmony Junior High Science Fair Best in Show

    The winners of the Best of Show Trophy for the New Harmony Junior High School Science Fair are Jessica Deckard-Mills, left, and and Kendall Wilson. The team’s project “Deadly Herb” studied the effect of fresh garlic on a strain of colorful bacteria since the plant has been used medicinally as a disease repellent for centuries. The eighth grade students of Lois Gray are now preparing to take the project to the Tri-State Regional Science Fair at USI in March.

  • Students experience static electricity

    Mount Vernon Junior High teacher David Bell discusses the operation of a Van de Graaff generator in his science classroom. Zoee Brown experiences an encounter with a Van de Graaff generator and static electricity. The Van de Graaff generator was invented in 1929 by Robert Van de Graaff.

  • MVHS will hold senior art show

    The Mount Vernon High School Visual Art Department will have it’s annual Winter Art Show on Monday, Jan. 10 and Tuesday, Jan. 11.
    The show will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 10, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 11.
    The show will be held in the visual art rooms at the high school and visitors are asked to enter at the administrative entrance to the school.

  • MVHS Wildcats of the Month

    The following 10 students were selected by the faculty of Mount Vernon High School as “Wildcat of the Month” for November 2010. Students are selected based on criteria which include academics, citizenship, effort and attendance. Student honorees receive movie passes, food certificates and an MVHS T-shirt for being selected. November honorees are, from left, back row: Lee Keitel, J. T. Silvers, Peter Fink and Kevin Corressell. Front Row:  Ivy Griffin, Oryn David,  Andrea  Seifert, Ellen Searcy and Matt Seifert. Chatham Lane is not pictured.

  • Searcy receives art scholarship

    Mount Vernon High School senior, Ellen Searcy, has been awarded a University of Evansville Art Scholarship based on her portfolio. The scholarship is distributed over four years beginning in the fall semester of this year. Scholarships are funded by friends and alumni of the University of Evansville. Ellen is the daughter of Dennis and Stephanie Searcy of Mount Vernon.

  • Thanksgiving at Farmersville

    Mrs. Jones’ Kindergarten class at Farmersville Elementary School recently made their own traditional Thanksgiving feast. The whole class helped in the process and enjoyed the meal together. Students making sweet potato casserole from left, are Lera Wilson, Sydney Redman, Max Dewar, parent helper Tracy Wilson and Zachary Garza.

  • Farmersville Elementary visits with Humane Society's Jack Kerouac

    Farmersville Elementary School recently had a visit from Posey Humane Society Operations Manager, Ryan Nader. Ryan brought along an Australian Shepherd puppy named Jack Kerouac. The puppy and his litter mates are available for adoption. Farmersville students held a fundraiser to collect monetary and pet food donations for the shelter. Around $158 and 116 pounds of pet food were collected. Farmersville students from left, are Alison Simpson, Sadie Hobbs, Riley Hollinger and Matthew Crafton.

  • Mount Vernon and North Posey student councils

  • Arbor Day poster contest winners announced

    Arbor Day Poster Contest
    The winners of this year’s New Harmony School Arbor Day Poster Contest, themed “Red Maple Magic” are: First place, $20 award, Tyler Wright, eighth grade; Second Place, $10 award, Haley Wilson, third grade; Third Place, $5 award, Ryan Blackwell, eighth grade; and Fourth Place, $2 award, Zachary Eagan, third grade, and Nathan Ricketts, third grade.